12 Articles by Kelly Coffey

Kelly Coffey

How To Raise A 300-Pound Daughter

Once upon a time, I consumed to the breaking point — drugs, booze, relationships — anything to change the channel in my head. Today, I’m a healthy,...

Kelly Coffey
October 29 2015

Have Trouble Honoring Your Commitments? Here's What To Do

We're alive, and most of us want to stay that way. Underneath all of that inner noise we experience every day — including the preferences and...

Kelly Coffey
March 30 2015

8 Self-Sabotaging Lies To Stop Telling Yourself

Like many of the most interesting and creative folks on earth, I default to addiction and morbid obesity. Self-Sabotage is my middle name, and yet...

Kelly Coffey
January 1 2015

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Losing The Baby Weight

I'm a strong, slim personal trainer who once weighed over 300 pounds. Having been at so many different points on the weight spectrum, I can tell you...

Kelly Coffey
October 26 2014

Why I Wasn't Happy After Losing More Than 150 Pounds

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and lost over half my body weight in less than a year. Six months later I was fully healed. For about a month I...

Kelly Coffey
October 16 2014

Why Moderation Doesn't Work For Me

I have an all-or-nothing approach to life. It’s not a choice — I came that way. And because I’m either all in or all out, moderation has usually been...

Kelly Coffey
September 29 2014

Why Looking At A Pretty Photo Of Myself Makes Me Angry

I used to weight more than 300 pounds. Now I’m a healthy, happy size 6, and a personal trainer. After I wrote a post about what I missed about my...

Kelly Coffey
August 11 2014

How I Went From Weighing More Than 300 Pounds To Exercising Every Day

Experiencing pleasure — at least, the absence of pain — was always my priority. But taking my pleasure first often guaranteed I’d deal with pain...

Kelly Coffey
June 3 2014

5 Things I Miss About Weighing More Than 300 Pounds

I used to weigh more than 300 pounds. I smoked like a house on fire, I drank like a blues guitarist, I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, and I...

Kelly Coffey
March 21 2014